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Harvey



A very old cooking apple originating from East Anglia.

Origin: East Anglia UK, 1629

Pollination: Harvey is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Harvey apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Harvey

Harvey apple probably arose in East Anglia. First recorded by Parkinson in 1629. Named after Dr Gabriel Harvey, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, a local benefactor who, in about 1630, left money to improve six miles of the road from Cambridge towards London. Commercially grown for the markets in London and Norwich in the 19th century and a quite widely popular garden variety.

A large culinary apple. Oblong-conical shape, a little irregular and rather flat-sided. Broad, well-rounded ribs. Pale green background skin colour becoming golden yellow. Slight brown flush. Many russet dots. Creamy white flesh, tinged yellow. Firm, very dry and a little sweet. Cooks to a well flavoured, sweet puree

Characteristics of Harvey apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourYellow
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Nov
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners


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